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Fowler, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fowler had a population of 6,048 as of July 1, 2016. Fowler ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fowler is located at latitude 36.6247 and longitude -119.6738 in Fresno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fowler (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fresno County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 308 feet.

The City of Fowler (GNIS ID: 2410538) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fowler is located within Fowler CCD of Fresno County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fowler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fowler: Fowler's Switch.

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Fowler, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,048
Population in Households 5,980
Population in Familes 5,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 2,379
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 1,850
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 1,420
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,062 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 788 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $256,677
Average Home Value $289,373


Median Household Income $48,062
Average Household Income $66,417
Per Capita Income $20,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 1.23%
Households 1.13% 1.11%
Families 1.05% 1.13%
Median Household Income   -0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fowler, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fowler to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 600 60th
Population Density1 # 547 64th
Diversity Index2 # 112 93rd
Median Household Income # 968 36th
Per Capita Income # 1107 27th

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